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Dead giveaways that you are working from home

Kids, squeaky toys, and other hazards

by Melissa - Mommy Grind  |  2217 views  |  2 comments  |      Rate this now! 

What I do know is that making a simple phone call or sending an email not during school hours (or my dog’s nap times -- which I thought was all day) should not be attempted or not if you mistakenly thought you might be perceived as professional!  Don’t take anything for granted when you work from home with kids + animals!

Extra time during the young years spent with your kids: priceless!

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Melissa and her husband Keith own Keith Pitts Photography. In their never ending quest to keep their photography business successful enough that she never has to return to the corporate world!

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  • This is my first visit to this website, having stumbled upon it by accident. Love this article -- so relevant to my own life (I am a writer and also work from home). I am actually poking around online, looking for clues to the ways that other writer moms (and other work-at-home professionals) manage career, kids, marriage, house, etc. I feel like it is a constant juggling act and it so rare that I can keep every ball in the air! The on-the-phone thing is particularly relevant. There's this thing I use at my house... it's a magical box of colors and lights. Some people call it a "television." My children are thrilled when my agent or someone calls because I toss them the remote -- something that otherwise doesn't really happen.

    Anyway, just wanted to say I enjoyed article. Good luck with your own juggling act!

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Jen Klein on 7th July 2011

  • Hi Melissa! That sounds like a pretty interesting and busy household you have there. I liked what you wrote. I hope you have more to share. :)

    Flag as inappropriate Posted by Sharon Fitzgerald on 3rd November 2010